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Hightower tops Carl in county vote

Escambia County, Ala. voters chose Bill Hightower during the primary runoff election for United States Representative District 1.

Hightower received 1,962 votes, compared to Jerry Carl’s 1,821.

On the democratic ticket, James Averhart beat Kiani A. Gardner 472-464.

In the court of criminal appeals judge, place No. 2 race, Beth Kellum defeated Will Smith 1,997-1,395.